Brand New

Joel Voorman

Brand New may have skipped over Cleveland on their 2014 tour, but 2015 is a different story! The band will rock Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on Thursday, July 2!

Brand New is most often described as alternative rock, indie,and emo. The band shares a strong interest in a wide variety of bands, from pop and classic rock such as The Beach Boys, Squeeze and The Cars, to more contemporary acts such as Weezer, Lifetime, Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kevin Devine and Radiohead. Frontman Jesse Lacey is also known for his fondness of The Smiths and Morrissey.

Brand New signed to Triple Crown Records and in 2001 released their debut studio album, ‘Your Favorite Weapon.’ Their second album, ‘Déjà Entendu,’ was released in 2003 and marked a stylistic change for the band.

The album’s first two singles, “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” and “Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades”, both received airplay on MTV2 and Fuse TV, entering the top 40 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart. ‘Deja Entendu’ was eventually certified gold in the United States.

Brand New moved to Interscope Records and released ‘The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me’ in 2006. “Jesus Christ” became their highest charting single in the US, peaking at number 30 on the Alternative Songs chart. In March 2008, the band started their own record label, named ‘Procrastinate! Music Traitors.’ Their fourth (and most recent) album, ‘Daisy,’ was released in 2009 and became their highest charting album in the US, reaching number six on the Billboard 200.

On April 13, 2015, Brand New released a new song titled “Mene,” which was available to download for free on the band’s website for a limited time. It was released on iTunes a day later.
Direct support act Manchester Orchestra are currently on the road in support of their 2014 release, ‘Cope,’ … and I guess one could say, also in support of ‘Hope,’ also released in 2014 with an identical track listing to ‘Cope,’ re-imagined as acoustic tunes. ‘Cope’ received high critical acclaim, but even more so, ‘Hope’ was praised for its unique reworking of its companion album.

‘Cope’ was recorded in the band’s newly constructed home studio. The record released on April 1, 2014 through Loma Vista Recordings and the band’s own independent label, Favorite Gentlemen. The album was self-produced alongside their long-time collaborating partner Dan Hannon, and mixed by John Agnello at Fluxivity Studios in Brooklyn. The album’s first single, “Top Notch,” was released on January 20, 2014. The album’s second single, “Every Stone,” was released on February 25, 2014. At Alternative Press, Brian Shultz rated the album four stars out of five, saying that the band are “appeared to be making the artist natural self-reaction statement when the promised their fourth full-length […] would be ‘brutal’, ‘pounding’ and ‘unapologetically heavy’ rock record in contrast to the emotional and musical bell curve” of its predecessor, which this even “though appearing far more straightforward to the average listener, certainly delivers just that: it’s the band’s signature sound, only beefed up with massive choruses, heavy plowing and pleasing anguish”

Manchester Orchestra released three previous full length albums, ‘I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child’ (2006), ‘Mean Everything to Nothing’ (2009), ‘Simple Math’ (2011).

Cloakroom had a busy 2014, touring with Whirr, Nothing, and Basement, as well as recording ‘Further Out,’ the band’s  full length record at Earth Analog Studios with Matt Talbott (Hum/Centaur), which dropped in January of 2015. Cloakroom and Talbott recorded the album 100% analog, from recording to mixing to mastering to creating the vinyl parts.

The Northwestern Indiana based trio continue to expand their sound with stunning elements of muscular shoegaze and midwestern post-hardcore. Following the band’s Lossed Over b/w Dream Warden 7″ single that had Cloakroom teaming up with Hum’s Matt Talbott, ‘Further Out’ offers another dynamic look at the band’s nuanced space sludge riffs and enormous rhythmic pummel.

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